Another Lyric for You

As we sat on the beach, holding our breath
We saw twilight clutch at
Straws of sunlight – –

Our names struggled against
The receding tide
But our bodies recited chapter and verse

All through that frog-croaking, sweat-soaked night – –
Our pauses grew swollen with guilt
Not knowing that the answers we sought

Were locked within
Beyond our insights – –
Let us remix shared memories

And search for the right key
For the misplaced lyrics of our story:
Not always in black and white.

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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

8 thoughts on “Another Lyric for You

  1. Dr Swati A Gadgil

    Vijay sir, this is extremely touching composition….it flows in to the readers heart….can feel the pulse in every line … every emotion

  2. Amita Paul

    A pattern of lovers on edge, looking for resolution of dilemmas , and sometimes finding it too , is seen in Vijay Nair’s poems, which makes for very intriguing reading especially if seen as a continuum. The poems are characterised by depth and intricacy of thought , deft use of metaphor, and vivid imagery.


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